When it comes to beauty concerns, these are what I’d consider to be my top three:
- My awful dark and puffy under eye circles.
- Yucky, gigantic pores reside on my nose.
- My fine, limp hair rarely holds a style.
Needless to say, a quality concealer is an essential part of my daily makeup routine. My old standby — theBalm Time Balm concealer — gives great coverage, but it lacks convenience. Time Balm needs to be set with powder; otherwise, it seeks out my fine lines like I search for shawarma at 10:30 in the evening (true story).
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC35
That’s where MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($20) comes in. MAC’s newest concealer packs a wicked punch with its incredibly opaque coverage and matte finish without the need for setting powder. I have been using it for a few weeks now and the verdict is in: I am so. in. love. Seriously, I might marry my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. (Don’t tell BF!)
The lightweight liquid formula is very quick to spread out and blend using a brush or a finger. If I am really pressed for time, I find that using my fingers is the fastest way to work with this concealer. Once it dries (and it dries fast, roughly 20-30 seconds), it stays on until I take it off.
Here you can get a feel for its formulation (very lightweight). This was a half pump.
One caveat: this comes with a stupid pump that doles out way too much product for one use. If I’m careful, I can get 1/3 to 1/2 of a full pump, which is enough to conceal my under eyes and redness around my nose. That’s another thing: if you just have a few trouble spots, this’ll take all of your troubles away. I always felt that my Time Balm is best suited for my under eyes, but Pro Longwear works well as an all-purpose concealer. Oh, and for moderately oily eyelids, this works amazingly as an eye primer, too! Fab, right?!
Before, a.k.a. my dark circles in all its glory
Wearing MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC35
No concealer (left) / MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (right)
What can I say? I think the Pro Longwear Concealer is now my favourite MAC product, and I don’t think I can live without mine. Now if it can only style my limp hair too, we’d be eloping right at this moment. Totally belongs in my holy grail. Rating: A+.